In 250-300 words, post a brief synopsis of the chosen peer-reviewed article selected. Include the type of drug abused and the treatment modality used (recidivism, relapse, or harm-reduction) . Then explain which treatment outcome model you would use to measure the success of the treatment approach and why. Be specific.
The selected peer-reviewed article is titled “The Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention in Opioid-Dependent Patients: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial” by Zhang et al. (2019). The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP) in reducing relapse rates in opioid-dependent patients.
The study included 70 patients who were randomly assigned to either the MBRP group or the control group. The MBRP group received an eight-week intervention that included mindfulness meditation and group therapy, while the control group received usual care. The primary outcome measure was the relapse rate at 12 weeks after the intervention.
The results showed that the MBRP group had a significantly lower relapse rate (18.8%) compared to the control group (45.5%). Furthermore, the MBRP group had a significant reduction in craving and anxiety levels and an increase in mindfulness skills.
The type of drug abused in this study was opioids, and the treatment modality used was mindfulness-based relapse prevention. Mindfulness-based relapse prevention is a form of harm-reduction treatment that aims to help individuals with substance use disorders develop mindfulness skills to manage cravings and triggers and prevent relapse.
The treatment outcome model that would be appropriate to measure the success of this treatment approach is the relapse prevention model. The relapse prevention